Young Adult

Young Adult stars Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, a 37 year old writer for a teen book series and the movie is about her struggle with her so called, glory days.

I think I can safely say that most of us hit a certain age when we say that school was the best time of our lives and I think the reason for this is that we were just discovering who we were and what we wanted to be. We had friends who would stay with us forever and not a care in the world about what adult life would bring to us.

This is a well told story about a woman who lives her life under the impression, that things have not gone right for her as an adult and she can’t enjoy where she is in life because she regards her high school years as her peak.

Directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and written by Diablo Cody (Juno),
_Young Adult _ is completed by a moving and rounded performance by Charlize Theron. The character is someone who struggles so hard with reliving her romantic vision of her past that she fails to enjoy where she is in the present and that leads to an internal struggle that everyone around her seems to recognise as some sort of severe depression.

Having said that, Young Adult is a mix of a somewhat dark story, laced with extremely funny moments and a character that is very relatable.

Whether we want to admit it or not, I think most of us can identify with that moment when you think, “Everything was so much simpler back then”…

Screening Fri. & Sun, Mar.16, 18 at 6.15pm


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